ROGER DOUGLAS: Cult of personality trumps covid policy response

Fri, 15 May 2020

Fri, 15 May 2020
Grant Robertson’s Budget was one of the most important in our history. Sadly, it will also go down as one of the most disappointing.   Above all, it lacks direction and strategy. At this time of crisis, it is okay to borrow, but the spend that follows needs to be specific in its detail, clearly spelling out how resources will be allocated and how those most in need will be prioritised.  This is not only important to help protect our most vulnerable New Zealanders, but also to attract the kind of investment from the private sector and oversea...
Opinion
JEHAN CASINADER: Black lives matter – but changing your Facebook photo does not
Jehan Casinader | Sat, 06 Jun 2020

My Facebook timeline is a sea of black.  During the week, many of my friends posted photos of empty black squares, to express their anger at the brutal killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd.The idea...

Markets
Is the art market covid-proof? Well, just maybe
Pattrick Smellie | Sat, 06 Jun 2020

Wellington art auction house Dunbar Sloane marked the end of an era this week, bringing the hammer down - or in this case, an HB pencil clasped in the left hand of veteran auctioneer Anthony Gallagher...

Listed Companies
BRIAN GAYNOR: Colin Neal – taking the NZX by storm
Brian Gaynor | Fri, 05 Jun 2020

Who is Colin Neal, the former Big Chill owner who sold out to Freightways and is now charging like a bull through the NZX? Neal has gone from refrigerated transport to brewing and restaurants to st...

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Profit or Loss: The Dangers of Fake ROI

It's hard to know what is going to happen in the future. This virus and its effects are changing everything, so businesses need to take a careful look at their marketing.